The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 13, 2012

John “Jack” J. Ward Jr.


DANVILLE — John “Jack” J. Ward Jr., 77, of Danville, passed away at 10:47 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center.

Jack was born July 23, 1935, in Louisville, Ky., the son of John and Margarete (Tivenan) Ward Sr.

He married Mary McGough on Oct. 29, 1977, in Phoenix, Ariz. She survives.

He is survived by two sons, Mark and Timithey; three daughters, Cheryl, Debbie and Theresa; two grandchildren, Timmi and Kele; and three great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Bobby and Joey.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jack served our country as a United States Marine during Vietnam. He retired as a staff sergeant after 22 years of service. After retirement, Jack worked for Resurrection Cemetery for 11 years.

He and Fran were loyal members of Holy Family Catholic Church for 30 years. Jack was in the Knights of Columbus Council 754. He enjoyed working in the yard, crossword puzzles and reading Civil War books.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial for Jack will take place at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Fr. Ted Pracz officiating. Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. before the service. Burial will follow the services at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials can be made in Jack’s name to Resurrection Cemetery, Holy Family Catholic Church or Knights of Columbus Council 754.

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